Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A new dawn rises on a planet of apes

Many many... many years ago, I watched the original "Planet of the Apes" movies and loved them.  I also found Tim Burton's rendition enjoyable.  I also really enjoyed the recent reboot, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes".  At the time, I was rather interested in seeing where they would take the franchise.

Well, the wait is almost over as some small appetizing tidbits trickle our way from 20th Century Fox.  One morsel has confirmed that Jason Clarke of "Zero Dark Thirty" fame has been signed to appear in the next installment of the story- "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes".  While Clarke's role is still a securely guarded secret, it is known that Matt Reeves ("Let Me In" will be directing- and that the script was written by Mark BombackPeter Chernin, Dylan Clarke, Amanda Silver, and Rick Jaffe will be procuding.

Other than those names, and a projected release date of May 23, 2014, the only tasty piece of information concerns the plot, which according to the studio is as follows:

"One focus is on the human scientists who are struggling to survive alone in San Francisco. Another aspect of the story is the struggle of intelligent ape Caesar, played by a returning Andy Serkis, to maintain dominance over his kingdom"
I can tell you this- I'll be eagerly awaiting watching a new dawn with my favorite apes...

Source: Arrow in the Head
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